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Privacy Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. P-21)

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Act current to 2020-02-11 and last amended on 2019-08-28. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Retention of personal information used for an administrative purpose

  •  (1) Personal information that has been used by a government institution for an administrative purpose shall be retained by the institution for such period of time after it is so used as may be prescribed by regulation in order to ensure that the individual to whom it relates has a reasonable opportunity to obtain access to the information.

  • Marginal note:Accuracy of personal information

    (2) A government institution shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that personal information that is used for an administrative purpose by the institution is as accurate, up-to-date and complete as possible.

  • Marginal note:Disposal of personal information

    (3) A government institution shall dispose of personal information under the control of the institution in accordance with the regulations and in accordance with any directives or guidelines issued by the designated minister in relation to the disposal of that information.

  • 1980-81-82-83, c. 111, Sch. II “6”
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